“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”– Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
tomorrow movers come and we’re moving to wisconsin. this isn’t a surprise to many of you, my friends, because for the last year i’ve spent 80% of my time commuting from texas to wisconsin. thats a lot of time on a plane. in january, i was home for 4 days total.
bottomline, we wanted to see if the job i took (which catapulted me in a new direction) would be one that would be a good fit for both ROF and me.
ive moved my entire life. here are the places I’ve lived (that I remember): cleveland, boston, grand blanc mi, brookfield wi, naperville, il, cincinnati,oh, chicago (3 different places over 11 years, dallas (7 different places over 14 years), birmingham mi, now madison.
3 things i love about moving and change:
- KEEPS YOUR EYES AND MIND FRESH AND AWAKE everything is new. like everything. i’m talking about – going to your fridge and pouring a little OJ in the morning – that’s a new experience. it cleans out your brain from daily habits and gives you an opportunity to build new ones.
- MASSIVE EXPLORATION TRIPS ROF and i have a blast hitting the road and checking out the sites. we love finding hidden gems, talkative bartenders and doing new things.
- EXPANDING YOUR CIRCLE OF GREATNESS i have some pretty unbelievable friends. i was able to connect with many of them over the past few weeks. and together ROF and i know some really cool people that we love very much. that group is going to grow with this move. hands down, our favorite part about moving to michigan was getting to know my cousin and his family real well. also getting to know ROFs college friends the holbrooks and my boss ron and kathy better. when you are on your deathbed it is these friendships you remember, not the power point presentations you put together – right?
so tuesday morning think of us making the commute one last time via two day car trip with pup in tow. we will miss being close to my mom and our friends but we’ll be a short 2 hour direct flight away.